VN, India step up quarantine cooperation

Vietnam and India have agreed to strengthen quarantine regulations on plants including conducting joint quarantines for agricultural products and animal feed in the near future.

Inspections to meet EU food safety standards

Inspections of fruit and vegetable producers will be conducted throughout the country in an effort to meet the European Union's regulations on plant quarantine and food safety, according to a message from the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat.

VN, India monitor quarantine regulations

A delegation of Indian import-export businesses led by Sarvesh Rai, Director of the Plant Protection Centre under the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, visited Ho Chi Minh City on Feb. 9.
Vietnam seeks stronger relations with Uzbekistan Politics

Vietnam seeks stronger relations with Uzbekistan

PM Nguyen Tan Dung discussed with his Uzbekistani counterpart, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a wide range of measures to boost the multifaceted cooperation between the two countries at their talks in Tashkent on October 3.

Food exports drive up local prices

The increasing unofficial export of many kinds of food items including poultry eggs, pigs, sugar and coconuts to China has pushed their prices up in the domestic market.

The price of poultry eggs in HCM City markets has risen significantly, with salted duck eggs now costing 5,000 VND (0.24 USD) each, compared to 3,500 VND earlier.

Furthermore, traders are finding it difficult to purchase enough eggs despite offering higher prices, reports the Sai Gon Tiep Thi newspaper.
Third TIFA meeting: progress in VN-US trade relations Business

Third TIFA meeting: progress in VN-US trade relations

A ministerial meeting of the Vietnam-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council closed in Washington on May 23 with an agreement on access to each other’s market for several mutually-supplementary agricultural products.
Vietnam, Cambodia boost agricultural cooperation Business

Vietnam, Cambodia boost agricultural cooperation

Vietnam and Cambodia will jointly implement some 20 cooperative projects in agricultural science and technology, quarantine, forestry and seafood with a total investment of nearly 365 billion VND (over 17 million USD) between now and 2020.

Chinese demand boosts cassava price

Due to demand from mainland China, traders are buying large quantities of cassava, causing the domestic price to go up 40-45 percent compared to last year.

Mekong Delta raises tra fish export revenue

The Mekong Delta plans to export 600,000-650,000 tonnes of tra fish for 1.55 billion USD in 2011, 150 million USD more than last year’s figure.

Additional 6,000-6,300 ha of water surface in the Mekong delta, mainly in Dong Thap, An Giang, Ben Tre and Can Tho City, will be marked out for tra fish raising in order to increase its output to 1.3 million tonnes.
Quality to lift sales of dragon fruit Business

Quality to lift sales of dragon fruit

Dragon fruit exports to quality-conscious markets like the US , Japan , and the Republic of Korea (RoK) are expected to double this year to 2,600 tonnes, according to exporters.
Vietnam, Netherlands enhance PPP in agriculture Business

Vietnam, Netherlands enhance PPP in agriculture

The agriculture cooperation between Vietnam and the Netherlands under the public-private partnership (PPP), has seen positive development, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
RoK confirms return of bird flu World

RoK confirms return of bird flu

The Republic of Korea (RoK) on December 31 officially confirmed the outbreak of bird flu at two poultry farms in the central and southwestern parts of the country.

Dragonfruit prices scale new heights in December

The price of dragon fruits sold at orchards has increased to 21,000 VND a kg since mid –December, the highest in the last 20 years, according to the Post-Import Plant Quarantine Centre No 2 under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

More RoK businesses eye Vietnam’s market

Vietnam is a new phenomenon in economic development in the world and it is a potential market for RoK businesses, affirmed a representative of the Korea Importers Association (KOIMA).

Vietnam studies Japan’s management skills

Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) shared experiences and advanced technology applicable to agriculture with Vietnam at a working session in Tokyo, Japan, on Dec. 13.

Vietnam, Cambodia cooperate to fight malaria

Health services of the Vietnamese central highland province of Kon Tum and its neighbouring Cambodian province of Rattanakiri have agreed to enhance cooperation in fighting malaria along the common border.